An update for Sustainable Neighbourhood volunteers
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Sustainable Neighbourhoods News

Merry Christmas!
We hope you all have a wonderful festive season, spent with loved ones.
Thank you for your hard work,and excellent projects and events throughout 2015.  We look forward to more outstanding Sustainable Neighbourhood happenings in 2016.
Congratulations Avril!
2015 Charlton Volunteer Award Winner

We are thrilled to announce that Avril Lockton received a 2015 Charlton Volunteer Award, presented by Pat Conroy MP last week.
Avril is a passionate and committed Sustainable Neighbourhood volunteer.
Avril leads the Cooranbong Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, and is largely responsible for their excellent series of educational events and workshops.  Avril is also the Deputy Chair of the Community Environment Network, an Alliance board member, and does a large amount of thoughtful and effective advocacy work.  We are delighted to see Avril's wonderful work being recognised.
Social media policy
The Cardiff Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group have developed a social media policy to guide the set up and use of their new Facebook page.  They are happy to share it as a basis to develop your own.

Want to keep in touch with other Sustainable Neighbourhood groups on facebook?  Like their pages:
This is the last Sustainable Neighbourhood News for this year, but we'll be arriving back in your inbox in early February.
Sustainable Neighbourhood Training in 2016
Part of the Alliance's role is to help you develop relevant skills and knowledge to effectively undertake your volunteer role.
We want to give you the capacity to work together well, communicate effectively, manage your projects, and promote your wonderful work.
Check out this list of possible training courses, and let us know which ones you would be interested in attending.
Contacting the Alliance in January
Rachelle, the Alliance Secretariat is on leave from 17 December, returning 3 February 2016!
Our fabulous Alliance board members will still be available during that time, but please note it will take extra time for a response. 
The best way to contact us is via our normal email address.
Alternately Thomasen or Shandala from Council may be able to assist on 4921 0126.
Did you know we have a new promotional flier?
You can download it here or let us know if your group could use some copies.
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